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NIGERIA SECURITY: Nigeria's military has taken control of security in the northern city of Maiduguri after Sunday's bombing of a beer garden killed at least 25 people.
NIGERIA VIOLENCE: Suspected Islamic militants threw a bomb into a beer garden in northeastern Nigeria Sunday, killing 25 people and wounding at least 12 others.
CHINA/SUDAN: China says a controversial visit to Beijing by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir has
been delayed, forcing the postponement of a scheduled meeting Monday with President Hu Jintao.
IVORY COAST: Prosecutors in Ivory Coast say charges have been filed against 15 top associates of former president Laurent Gbagbo, including two former ministers.
MALI/AL-QAIDA: Mauritania says 15 al-Qaida fighters have been killed and nine captured in a joint operation with Mali against an al-Qaida terrorist camp in Mali.
SOUTH AFRICA PROTEST: Environmental activists have dumped an estimated five tons of coal at the headquarters of South African power utility Eskom.
ZIMBABWE PLANTATIONS: Experts say much of Zimbabwe's dramatically depleted cash crop production could be resuscitated within a year if loans were available to both old and new farmers, but say this is not the case for the many tree plantations of avocado, coffee and macadamia nuts, mostly in Manicaland province in eastern Zimbabwe. Most of these plantations have have been abandoned or chopped out by new farmers who received the land as part of President Robert Mugabe land reform program.
AL-QAIDA/AFRICA: Mauritania and Mali say they have destroyed an al-Qaida-affiliated base camp and are pursuing terrorists who fled along their common border.
AFRICAN UNION/LIBYA: Foreign ministers open the annual African Union summit in Equatorial Guinea with talks on resolving the conflict in Libya.
Police in western India have detained 18 suspected Somali pirates, the second batch of pirates captured in the same area this month. Police say they took the 18 suspects into custody late Sunday, after their disabled boat drifted ashore in Gujarat state, in the temple town of Dwarka.